Each year when Fiesta rolls around, San Antonio women look forward to one thing: COLOR. It’s in the parade floats, the raspas and, of course, their own wardrobes. We asked this year’s La Reina Linda, Christina Martinez, to show us how to pull off a festive eye makeup look. With the help of makeup artist Olivia Villa, now you can recreate it at home!

After foundation and contouring, Villa started with Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Duo in Chocolate to define Christina’s brows, a must, she says, when attempting a bold eye. She then blended Tartiest PRO Amazonian Clay Palette in classic all over the lid and brow bone. For a transition color on the crease, Villa chose the shade Bold and Edgy to deepen the definition.

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The key to a bright eye is to choose a shade that will complement your overall style without overwhelming. In a nod to Pantone selecting Greenery as the color of the year, we were feeling inspired by turquoise, greens and emeralds. Villa recommends Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Single in Aqua on the lids for a subtle shimmer.

Using a large shader brush, she started below the crease and slid the brush down the lid to the lash line to give the hue its true pigment and shimmer without having to pack on the product. As an added touch, she deepened the outer “V” of Christina’s eye with the Edgy shade to give the look a smoky effect.

To finish, Villa defined her eye with Inglot Eyeliner Gel, then swept L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on her lashes. And voila! An easy look for any San Antonio Fiesta soiree, be it the River Parade or A Taste of the Northside. Keep an eye out for Christina during all the festivities, serving in her role to raise thousands of dollars for scholarships on behalf of the Lo Bello Women’s Association. For more information on the title and responsibilities of La Reina Linda, visit their website at lobellowomensassociation.com.

Viva Fiesta!

By Aquila Mendez-Valdex, Fashion & Beauty Editor

Photography by Candace Shaddelee

Makeup Artist: Olivia Villa